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Don't judge a book by its coverDon’t Judge a Book by its Cover

With her tell-take looks and sweet, sultry voice, Dolly Parton has been a country and western icon for more than half a century.

The legendary singer has sold more than 100 million records and enjoyed a successful movie career. However, less well-known is Dolly’s philanthropy.

Since the mid-1980s, she has supported many projects through her Dollywood Foundation, including the Rotary-supported Dolly Parton Imagination Library.


Peace conference

Peace is the Word

Dave King reports from February’s Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Coventry.

Hear from Rev Canon Dr Sarah Hills on the story of Coventry as the city of Peace and Reconciliation and Harriett Baldwin MP, who lent her support to calls for Rotary to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its fight against polio.

There was also a powerful speech from Dr Shirin Ebadi, a fearless campaigner for democracy, peace and women’s rights in the Middle East.


A world free of polio? You bet!

A world free of polio? You bet!

The question was an obvious one, but it had to be asked. “When do you realistically see the world being polio free?”

Rotary magazine speaks to Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization, about whether we can expect 2018 to be finally be the year we see the world’s last case of polio.


Peace Fellows

Understanding the Value of Peace

A journalist with more than 13 years’ experience covering stories of terror, violence and “trauma journalism”, there came a point when Dhruti Shah was ready to take a step back and deep dive into the world of peace and conflict, which had come to underpin every bit of storytelling she was doing.

Dhruti shares her experiences taking up a Rotary International Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University, in Thailand.


Humbled in a country of courtesyHumbled in a Country of Courtesy

Fiona Phillips is a journalist living in the Welsh borders.

A member of Hereford City Rotary Club, she joined colleagues earlier this year to take part in a National Polio Immunisation Day in India.

She shares her humbling, inspiring and exciting trip.


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